As the Pokemon anime wraps up Ash Ketchum’s adventure, it reunites him with his beloved Butterfree that he gave up way back in Season 1.
The Pokemon anime series has reunited Ash Ketchum with Butterfree that he released into the wild way back in Season 1. Pokemon The Ash Ketchum anime has been airing since 1997, but Ash’s journey is finally coming to an end.
It was recently announced that Pokemon anime ends the adventures of Ash and Pikachu to focus on a new cast. More information about these characters is not available at the time of this writing beyond the new Pokemon anime heroes will be a boy and a girl who live in the Paldea region, and that they will be joined by the region’s starter Pokémon. Rumors have swirled that the new female protagonist in Pokemon anime is Ash’s daughter, but that theory has yet to be confirmed.
For Pokemon anime says goodbye to Ash and Pikachu, it ends their stories with 11 episodes starting in January. Meanwhile, Pokemon journeys has just finished its run with episode 136. The emotional episode concluded Ash and Goh’s adventure and featured many notable reunions. Not only did Ash visit Misty and introduce her to Goh, but it also saw Ash and Pikachu reunite with Butterfree who he set free in “Bye Bye Butterfree”.
“Bye Bye Butterfree” was the 21st episode of the original Pokemon anime series, and it is known as one of the most emotional episodes of the entire series. In it, Ash lets his Butterfree live in the wild with a pink companion. Since Butterfree evolved from Caterpie, the first Pokémon Ash ever caught, it was a particularly difficult decision for him to make. The episode is often cited by fans as one of the saddest in the history of Pokemon anime, so many are happy to see that Ash and Pikachu have reunited with Butterfree from the last episode Pokemon journeys.
Now that Pokemon journeys has ended its run in Japan, the question remains when these episodes will come to other regions. Pokemon journeys airs on Netflix, so it’s likely the streaming giant will share those details with fans at some point in the near future. Meanwhile, Pokemon anime fans in Japan can look forward to Ash’s final 11 episodes and what’s in store for the new characters during their adventures in the Paldea region.
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